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Plasma 5 Applets
Kwin Scripts
Plasma 5 Weather
Plasma 5 Multimedia
Plasma Wallpaper Plugins
Kwin Switching Layouts
Plasma 5 Calendars
Plasma 5 Menus
Plasma 5 Monitoring
Plasma Themes
Yakuake Skins
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

You can make the tile background transparent. - Jul 30 2022
Inactive Blur

Plasma Wallpaper Plugins by Zren 33 comments

Eh, I've gotta update the plugin for Plasma 5.25 (and 5.26) anyways so sure. It was more important to distinguish it 3 years ago since when Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was popular. - Jul 15 2022
Command Output

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren 65 comments

In order for this widget to output the result, the terminal command must end. This widget basically does:

output=`ping google.com` ; echo "$output"

So since the ping command keeps running, the widget will never print the output. - Jul 07 2022
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Basically a table view of all the config key/values similar to firefox's about config. Enable debugging to reveal the Advanced config tab. - May 09 2022
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Hmm, you accidentally translated the comment instead of the message in a couple places:
https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/commit/8ca1768b55e2b4f7f9df9bc055ce337b62d718ad - Mar 22 2022
Battery Time

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren

Not really. It only switches when on a vertical panel.

You can fiddle with the layout in:
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.batterytime/contents/ui/main.qml

See here where it switches to vertical layout:
https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-batterytime/blob/master/package/contents/ui/main.qml#L156

Change it to:
property bool useVerticalLayout: true

Relog to test it, or run this in KRunner (Alt Space):
kstart5 -- plasmashell --replace - Mar 22 2022
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Does it happen in other app launchers like the default Application Launcher? Add it as a widget, don't select it from the alternatives. - Mar 15 2022
Win7 Show Desktop

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren 48 comments

Hmmm, looks like I patched the margins for Plasma 5.21 but never got around to releasing it. Looks like I got sidetracked when updating the translations before the release.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-win7showdesktop/commits/master - Dec 18 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Crashing when scrolling the agenda is new. Please respond with the answer to the questions at:
https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/259 - Aug 10 2021
Thumbnail Grid [Merged Into KDE]

Kwin Switching Layouts by Zren 40 comments

It works after a restart? Did you remove it from the home directory before restarting? Or did you forget to do so?

In any case, make sure /usr/share/kwin/tabbox/thumbnail_grid/ exists, then remove ~/.local/share/kwin/tabbox/thumbnail_grid/ in your home directory. - Aug 09 2021
Thumbnail Grid [Merged Into KDE]

Kwin Switching Layouts by Zren 40 comments

Did you try another skin that was broken beforehand? Or did Alt Tab stop working when you selected this theme? Select another skin, then restart Plasma to fix it.

If it really is this theme is broken, then that is good to know. What Plasma version are you using? If you're using a newer version of Plasma, then Thumbnail Grid (with various fixes) is already installed. Just remove the version installed in your home description as mentioned in the theme description. - Aug 08 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

The widget deliberately prevents you from going over 100% with the volume keys/etc. You need to manually set it with the mouse on the slider.

If you really want to change this behavior, edit addVolume() in PulseObjectCommands.js:

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-volumewin7mixer/blob/master/package/contents/ui/code/PulseObjectCommands.js#L44

From: var volume = calcVolume(0, pulseObject.volume, maximumValue, step)
To: var volume = calcVolume(0, pulseObject.volume, 98304, step)

Restart plasma after making your changes. - Jul 15 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

Right click an audio stream and click "Volume Boost (150%)" as shown in the screenshot above? - Jul 06 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

There's a couple preset examples that show you how to color the date. You can easily wrap the ss variable instead. The color is your standard RGB hex color #RRGGBB. So #FF0000 would be pure red. I probably can't type html in these comments, so try something similar to the following. Don't forget to wrap the HTML in 'single quotes' so it knows to ignore the HTML when replacing the time variables.

h:mm:'< font color="#880000" >'ss'< / font >' - Jun 13 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

You cannot use this in an xfce panel. You might be able to use it in a latte-dock panel but I've no idea if latte works in xfce. - May 19 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Edit the panel > Right Click the Clock in the Panel > Alternatives > Event Calendar. - May 13 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Do you remember which version of the widget you had installed before removing it? - May 12 2021
Command Output

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren 65 comments

It only shows a tooltip with the truncated text when there's an ellipsis.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-commandoutput/blob/master/package/contents/ui/main.qml#L195

Feel free to edit the widget to support some weird syntax or use the alternative Kargos widget. - Apr 25 2021
Breeze AlphaBlack

Plasma Themes by Zren 61 comments

If you have a KDE Identity, we can chat on Element (PM @zren:kde.org):
https://webchat.kde.org/#/room/#kde-devel:kde.org

Otherwise, you can grab my email from:
https://github.com/Zren/breeze-alphablack/commit/860796a24140e6156c3b6d660fa390c9c08ff526.patch - Apr 20 2021
Breeze AlphaBlack

Plasma Themes by Zren 61 comments

How are you "adding a new wallpaper"? Are you clicking "Add Image" then selecting an image already downloaded from your browser? Or are you clicking "Get New Wallpapers" then selecting "Install" to download it, then "Use" to apply the wallpaper?

Can you go to ~/.local/share/plasma/ and tell me what folders and subfolders exist?

~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/
~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme/breeze-alphablack/
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/
~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/com.github.zren.tiledmenu/
~/.local/share/plasma/wallpapers/
~/.local/share/plasma/wallpapers/com.github.zren.animatedhue/
~/.local/share/wallpapers/
~/.local/share/wallpapers/EarthPlasma.png

Once you have, try copying the following to the Desktop folder so you can restore them or compare them later:
~/.config/plasmarc
~/.config/plasmashellrc
~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc
~/.local/share/plasma/
~/.local/share/wallpapers/

Then go to System Settings > Global Theme > Breeze
Check "Use desktop layout from theme"
Click Apply

It should reset your entire panel layout. Not sure if it'll reset the Desktop Wallpaper containment however. - Apr 19 2021
Breeze AlphaBlack

Plasma Themes by Zren 61 comments

... What? A Plasma Style like this, and the associated System Tray Widget would not affect the Plasma Shell desktop config window containing the wallpaper selector, or the Plasma Wallpaper Plugin that draws the wallpaper.

What specifically is broken? - Apr 11 2021
Breeze AlphaBlack

Plasma Themes by Zren 61 comments

... What? A Plasma Style like this, and the associated System Tray Widget would not affect the Plasma Shell desktop config window, or the Plasma Wallpaper Plugin that draws the wallpaper.

What specifically is broken? - Apr 09 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

The calendar and agenda swapped places in Plasma 5.20 to stay consistent with Plasma's default digital clock widget. The screenshots are old. - Apr 01 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

So you installed v68 fine, you just do not understand how to modify the advanced config keys?

To enable Event Calendar "debugging", you need to right click the clock in the panel > Configure Event Calendar. At the bottom of the "General" tab is a "Enable Debugging" tab. - Mar 23 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

You can't install the v68.zip directly. You have to extract it first to install the "package" directory containing the "metadata.desktop" file. Read the instruction further down in the comments, right before I reopened the issue.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/153#issuecomment-730508702 - Mar 23 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

v68 should work with (Qt 5.9 / Kubuntu 18.04). However you need to modify it to work since the Google API keys shipped with that version no longer work.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/153

v69 is when I updated everything to use QtQuickControls 2. Even Debian uses Qt 5.11 nowadays. Also, Kubuntu 18.04 only has 1 month of support left (April 2021) according to https://kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/ - Mar 21 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

As in the widget background for a desktop widget?

I haven't gotten around to implementing the toggle in the widget handle yet, but there's always been a checkbox in the config under the General Tab > Desktop Widget: Show Background. Unfortunately it doesn't invert the text color like the official plasma toggle. - Mar 20 2021
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Right click panel icon > Configure Tiled Menu
Under the "App List" Section there should be "Default View" which can be changed from "Alphabetical" to "Categories". You can select "Jump to Categories" only display the categories with the apps hidden. - Mar 11 2021
Command Output

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren 65 comments

It supports displaying text, including emojis. Press Meta+. to browse emojis. - Feb 27 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

You'll need to edit the PopupView.qml file itself to do this. It's not trivial to add an option.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/159
https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/commit/0574d1fb3a1a3265068853c7ddf5262697f46b72 - Feb 19 2021
TodoList

Plasma 5 Applets by Zren 79 comments

Plasma's SortFilterModel doesn't allow me to easily drag and drop while also filtering the model to hide completed items IIRC. Its been a while since I've checked though.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-todolist/issues/62 - Feb 09 2021
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Thanks for reporting the bug. It seems the User Manager KCM changed it's id in Plasma 5.20.

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-tiledmenu/issues/98 - Feb 04 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

device.form_factor = "headset"
device.icon_name = "audio-headset-usb"

Hmm, I'll probably check PulseObject.properties['device.form_factor'] === 'headset'.
Thanks for helping debug this! - Jan 22 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

Hmmm, there might be a better way to filter a headset. Can you paste the
output of 'pacmd list-sinks' into https://hastebin.com/ save it, then link me to it?

With headphones, I can find the `analog-output-headphones` in the current port name. It's possible that headsets also have a common thing. - Jan 22 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

When you paste the output of the 'pacmd list-sinks | grep 'name:' command, make sure to remove the "greater than" and "less than" glyphs before submitting as OpenDesktop strips out the text inside. Eg:

name: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_14.2.analog-stereo



alsa_output.pci-0000_00_14.2.analog-stereo - Jan 22 2021
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

Hmmm, you're right they should be distinct however I don't know a good way to do that. I shorten the super long pulseaudio name currently. What are the names of the two speakers?

$ pacmd list-sinks | grep 'name:'
name:

You can manually edit the code to 'return name' instead of 'return i18n("Speaker")' in the code for your use case though:

* https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-volumewin7mixer/blob/master/package/contents/ui/MixerItem.qml#L176-L199
* ~/.local/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.volumewin7mixer/contents/ui/MixerItem.qml

To test changes, run:
plasmawindowed org.kde.plasma.volumewin7mixer - Jan 22 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Should be fixed in v73. https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/209 - Jan 18 2021
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Should be fixed in v73. https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/209 - Jan 18 2021
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Use https://store.kde.org/p/1181039/ for showing all active windows.

I probably won't add a search icon/textfield in the panel since pressing the menu button does the exact same thing. - Jan 17 2021
Condensed Weather

Plasma 5 Weather by Zren 19 comments

I'm using the default widget's weather sources, so it needs to be fixed upstream in plasma.

* https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-condensedweather/issues/6
* https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=430643

It looks like it's only the city search that is broken. - Jan 03 2021
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Tiled Menu should reflect your changes in KMenuEdit after restarting Plasma. - Dec 26 2020
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

If you want to organize the apps, open KMenuEdit. - Dec 26 2020
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

Are you looking at the source code? What do you mean by classification? Do you mean the Categories (Development, Games, Graphics)? If so, right click the panel icon > Edit Applications. - Dec 26 2020
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

What would appear in the tooltip? - Dec 26 2020
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Are you certain you did not have multiple version installed? Did you first uninstall the Add New Widget > Download New Widget version before installing the AUR version?

https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/154#issuecomment-692889549

Are you using Latte-Dock? That wouldn't crash plasmashell though.

I'm using Manjaro myself (not installed via AUR though) so I'm not certain why it would be crashing. Is there a stacktrace?

coredumpctl -1 info - Dec 15 2020
Win7 Volume Mixer

Plasma 5 Multimedia by Zren 58 comments

As in it doesn't work for you, or you just don't like the design? - Dec 02 2020
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

> category overview missing icons

Yeah I know about that bug. I can't reproduce it perfectly though. - Nov 28 2020
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

Multiple event calendar clock widgets in the panel? Or multiple event calendar desktop widgets?

When you say K20 and K19. Are you referring to Kubuntu 20.04 and Kubuntu 19.10? Are you dual booting, sharing the same home directory? - Nov 25 2020
Tiled Menu

Plasma 5 Menus by Zren 306 comments

I'll try testing Latte-Dock in a little bit. Which version of Latte? Which distro + version? I assume you are using v41 of TiledMenu.

> not so the height, which is is still 404px despite I set 600.

If you delete resizeHeight.restart() in onHeightChanged, it'll probably fix the height bug.

> transparency for the tiles either,

If you edit the background color of a tile, there's "Alpha Channel" which controls the transparency. - Nov 25 2020
Event Calendar

Plasma 5 Calendars by Zren 652 comments

This is how we fixed it last time:
https://github.com/Zren/plasma-applet-eventcalendar/issues/156

Did you apply those changes when you updated to v71? v71 did not delete those lines for you as that would remove features for everyone else and only you have reported this crash atm.
- Nov 25 2020

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